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Our Mission

MOVE and GROOVE your body. Dance with FREEDOM and abandon. SWEAT it out! Leave the stress of daily life behind as you FOCUS ON THE MOMENT in class, moment by moment. DELIGHT in the wonders of your body! CELEBRATE that there is so much more to life than ‘adulting.’ There is ART, EXPRESSION, PASSION, CREATIVITY, CONNECTION and JOY. PLAY! EXPLORE yourself, LEARN about yourself, LOVE yourself and ACCEPT yourself exactly as you are.

Types of Classes

In Person

We’re currently not offering classes in person. We’ll see you IRL when this whole thing blows over. 

Virtual

We are on maternity leave! We’ll be back for virtual classes in 2021. Sign up for our email list to find out about when they’re back!

Recorded

Dance with us anytime, anywhere! Here’s our catalogue of online classes for you to explore.

Virtual

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How to sign up:

1. Venmo $5-15 sliding scale per class you want to take to @valentina-martin. BY 4PM DAY OF THE CLASS AT THE LATEST. In the note, write which class you’re signing up for.
2. What does sliding scale mean? Pay what you can. At least $5. I know people are out of work so I made the classes super affordable, but some people are still working and want to pay the normal rate. The normal rate is $12 for a class pack or $15 to drop in. I’m really ok with anything in that range!
3. Email unityhoopdance@gmail.com and I will send you the zoom link.
4. You can sign up for multiple classes, just multiply the amount you’re paying per class by the amount of classes you want to take.

Anyone can join! You do not need to be a San Diego resident to play. That is one of the cool things to come out of this very challenging time.

Let’s dance! We’ll start with a full body warm up, stretches and some short strength exercises to target the specific muscles used most in belly dancing. Then we’ll go over a different focus of movements each week using our hips, upper body, arms and hands. At the end of each we’ll put those specific movements together into a fun short combo set to music. This class should awaken every part of your body making you feel engaged, aware, opened and empowered!
You will need:
1. We will do some stretches and strength exercises on the floor, so if you prefer using a yoga mat, have one ready.
2. I like to belly dance barefoot.
3. Water.

The Sassy Vintage Showgirl! We will be tapping into our sexy selves in a safe space full of encouragement and fun. Explore yourself, learn about yourself, love yourself and accept yourself for all that you are, right now. We’ll bump ‘n grind, sass it out, pose and play. We’ll go over accessible jazz based movements and some of the classes will involve simple clothing removals – you’ll use what you already have at home! This class is inspired by vintage music and aesthetic.
You will need:
1. We will do stretches and strength exercises on the floor, so if you prefer using a yoga mat, have one ready.
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of character shoes.
3. Water.
4. We might play with some props like gloves, simple removals of clothing that you already have around the house. I will let you know in advance if we plan to do that.

Hooping is a fun and creative way to work out and express yourself. An increasingly popular way to exercise, hooping is also a new form of dance and performance art. Tone your core, arms, legs and gluts while getting a cardio work out, learning a new skill, increasing your coordination and having FUN while you do it! Challenge yourself to continue learning the endless amount of tricks and dance moves the hoop has to offer. You need your own hoop at home to take this class! They can be purchased here: http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops
You will need:
1. Your hoop
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of sneakers.
3. Water.

This class is meant for anyone who has taken at least one fire fan class through Unity Hoops before and/or has been spinning fans for around 6 months minimum. We will build on basics to take them even further. An emphasis will be put on tech moves with some fun dancey and flowy moves thrown in too! We will work on short combos at the end of each class that incorporates what we worked on that day.
You will need:
1. Your fans (email me if you need recommendations).
2. You can do this class barefoot or in a pair of sneakers.
3. Water.

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  • Level 1 Burlesque Postponed
    18:30 -19:30
    Apr/13/20-May/26/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Sassy & Classy: Level 1 Burlesque w/ Delectable Daisy
    Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm
    April 13 – June 8

    **No class on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day**
    ROOM 204

    This beginner level series is for anyone looking to add dance technique to their Burlesque training. Burlesque movement is for everyBODY and can be an extremely healing, empowering and sexy journey!
    Classes will pair classic jazz moves with saucy burlesque expressions as we navigate basic dance skills and terminology. Each week will focus on a new, sassy combo while improving coordination, sense of rhythm and overall confidence!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 13 – June 8 (No class May 25) for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • All Levels Burlesque Postponed
    19:30 -20:30
    Apr/13/20-May/26/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Showgirl Ingenue: ALL LEVELS Burlesque w/ Di’Lovely
    Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30pm
    April 13 – June 8

    **No class Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day**
    ROOM 204

    Dance with Di’ Lovely in a special 8-part series. Review dance technique and foundations of burlesque, yet take it deeper with interactive exercises to propel a stronger stage presence. Di’ Lovely has been teaching various genres of dance for decades, and has been working in the professional burlesque circuit for many years. She’s headlined international festivals and competed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame! She is excited to share her experience and expert-tease, to cultivate more rising stars in our community.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 13 – June 8 (No Class May 25) for $120 (+ tax) which is $15 per class here:





    Or $20 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **The two class series deal is NOT $10 per class for this specific class. If you want to use this deal and include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.**

    1) Intro to basic dance technique and making it work in heels! In this first session, it is important to focus on body awareness, alignment, and grace. Across the floor combinations will be taught, featuring burlesque bump & grind and jazz dance foundations.
    2) Gloves & stocking peels and reveals. Group exercise activities to engage creative thinking and innovative ways to use these burlesque costume staples.
    3) Dancing with props; hand fan. Focus on using strength & flexibility of arms and wrists, using the small prop to hide and tease as you strip. A short dance combination will be taught. Large feather fan work will be briefly touched on.
    4) Flossy Fosse; Focus on the iconic dance stylization of popular 1950’s American musical theater. Hone in on the signature cabaret character, learning a short dance combination.
    5) Stage presence; Eye contact & engagement. Now that the group has been comfortable dancing with each other in the room, it’s time to make a connection with one another, to practice projecting their emotional intentions to a large audience.
    6) Floor work: Focus on flexibility and core strength to properly execute fluid movement on the floor. Across the floor exercises and a short dance combination will be taught.
    7) Floor work: Additional floor exercises and choreography review.
    8) Burlesque choreography using various elements learned in previous classes. Prop and sample costume pieces TBA.

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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  • Level 2 Poi Spinning – Postponed
    18:00 -19:00
    Apr/14/20-May/26/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!
    Leve 2 Poi Spinning
    Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    Let’s “get down” to business. In my first class, we touched on the basics. We went over the different planes, directions, and timing. We learned the 1.5, 2 and 3 beat weave, pendulums, windmills, stalls, stall chasers, butterfly, prayer wraps, different variations of flowers, and more. If you have a general understanding of most of these moves and want to continue your journey with poi – This class is for you! Through these 8 weeks, we will touch up on old moves and introduce a set of brand-new moves. We will also focus more on transitions to move from one thing to the next. I will introduce tosses, and well as a basic 2poi1hand introduction. I would love for you to continue your journey with me!
    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • Circus – Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/14/20-May/26/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    A Joyful Start in Circus Arts
    Tuesdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    A Joyful Start in Circus Arts is an easeful dip in the great spring that is Circus. We begin with balance, learning how to keep an object poised while on our palm, forearm, fingertip, and chin if you feel brave! Next we’ll learn contact juggling skills, a combination of balance and movement with your hands. Then it’s time to get airborne! We’ll focus one at a time on different objects for manipulation; how they move and fly. You’ll get to learn balls, rings, hoops, and real deal juggling clubs. After practicing 3 object juggling with of all these, we’ll conclude by stepping up to 4 object juggling for those who feel ready! You’ll leave this course with the ability to amaze with the objects at hand wherever you go!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • Ropedart – Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/14/20-May/26/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Realization of Ropedart
    Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    Realization of Ropedart is a journey through the many pathways and distances this prop travels! We will learn how to navigate about ourselves with the dart Spinning and Rotating, as well as transitioning between vertical and horizontal planes. You’ll understand rope length and how to handle all that slack. We’ll also integrate Shots from multiple body parts and how to aim them like a pro! Next we incorporate Spins and Wraps around the neck and waist to really pump up the flare. We tie it all together by learning how to build and break free of Empty Knots to stop the show!

    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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  • Level 1 Hoop Dance Postponed
    18:00 -19:00
    Apr/15/20-May/25/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Level 1 Hoop Dance w/ Erin!
    Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
    April 15 – June 3

    ROOM 105

    Class Philosophy: To have fun in a healthy, friendly and encouraging environment and to learn about, connect and be a part of the flow arts community.
    Other than picking up hooping skills, we will engage in the following areas:
    – Hoop Dance
    – Hoop as an extension of body and flow
    – Movement and Posture
    – Core Strength and Cardio Endurance
    – Body Awareness
    – Choreography and Performance
    – Setting goals and intentions – hooping outside of class
    – Moving towards the next level of hooping
    – Flow Community
    Hoops will be available to borrow in class and can be purchased from http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops so you can practice at home!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    Outline Summary
    – Body Hooping, hooping both directions, turning with the hoop, sustained spinning with the hoop.
    – Learning to move with hoop, arm and body expression, hoop pick-ups, hoop planes, stopping and starting hoop.
    – Moving off the body; round and rounds, figure 8s, helicopters, hand to hand passing, Z spins and wiggity woo.
    – Hand hooping, arm hooping, elbow hooping, hand transitions, hooping above the head (cowgirl), lasso, taking the hoop on and off the body, vortex.
    – Angle Hooping on the waist, hips and torso, turning on a diagonal plane, plus review of wk 2-4 this week!
    – Chest, shoulder, hips and knees.
    – Escalators, wedgies and transitions.
    – Chest rolls, back rolls and/or Isolations (TBD)

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *Hoops to practice with at home can be purchased at etsy.com/shop/unityhoops. If you would like a hoop, orders can be placed the first night of class.

  • Int / Adv Hoop Dance Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/15/20-May/24/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Int / Adv Hoop Dance w/ Jess
    Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
    April 15 – June 3
    ROOM 105

    Level up your hoop game with Jess! In this 8-week course, you will learn how to tap into your inner flow and unlock some fresh new hoop tricks. From rolls to coinflip variations, the series will cover a mix of single hoop and double hoop tech. If you’re an intermediate level hooper and are looking for some innovative techniques to incorporate into your flow, look no further!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *Hoops to practice with at home can be purchased at etsy.com/shop/unityhoops. If you would like a hoop, orders can be placed the first night of class.

  • Intro to Fire Fans Postponed
    20:00 -21:00
    Apr/15/20-May/25/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Intro to Fire Fans
    Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00pm
    April 15 – June 3
    ROOM 105

    A eloquent dance and a fiery tale, come learn the basics of fire fan spinning with me! Devotion to this practice will increase your overall strength and confidence through repetition and muscle memory. Performance based techniques are focused on in this intensive class. My Intention is to build your understanding of Core principles and Knowledge for your future fire spinning endeavors. Through personal motivation, practice, working in groups and Partner work, choreography will come to life by the end of the series.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    Week 1) How to hold your fans
    Week 2) Planes
    Week 3) Folds
    Week 4) Body Tracers
    Week 5) Turns
    Week 6) Wick Isolations
    Week 7) Spinning
    Week 8) Graduation day!

    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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  • Level 1 Burlesque Postponed
    18:30 -19:30
    Apr/20/20-Jun/02/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Sassy & Classy: Level 1 Burlesque w/ Delectable Daisy
    Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm
    April 13 – June 8

    **No class on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day**
    ROOM 204

    This beginner level series is for anyone looking to add dance technique to their Burlesque training. Burlesque movement is for everyBODY and can be an extremely healing, empowering and sexy journey!
    Classes will pair classic jazz moves with saucy burlesque expressions as we navigate basic dance skills and terminology. Each week will focus on a new, sassy combo while improving coordination, sense of rhythm and overall confidence!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 13 – June 8 (No class May 25) for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • All Levels Burlesque Postponed
    19:30 -20:30
    Apr/20/20-Jun/02/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Showgirl Ingenue: ALL LEVELS Burlesque w/ Di’Lovely
    Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30pm
    April 13 – June 8

    **No class Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day**
    ROOM 204

    Dance with Di’ Lovely in a special 8-part series. Review dance technique and foundations of burlesque, yet take it deeper with interactive exercises to propel a stronger stage presence. Di’ Lovely has been teaching various genres of dance for decades, and has been working in the professional burlesque circuit for many years. She’s headlined international festivals and competed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame! She is excited to share her experience and expert-tease, to cultivate more rising stars in our community.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 13 – June 8 (No Class May 25) for $120 (+ tax) which is $15 per class here:





    Or $20 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **The two class series deal is NOT $10 per class for this specific class. If you want to use this deal and include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.**

    1) Intro to basic dance technique and making it work in heels! In this first session, it is important to focus on body awareness, alignment, and grace. Across the floor combinations will be taught, featuring burlesque bump & grind and jazz dance foundations.
    2) Gloves & stocking peels and reveals. Group exercise activities to engage creative thinking and innovative ways to use these burlesque costume staples.
    3) Dancing with props; hand fan. Focus on using strength & flexibility of arms and wrists, using the small prop to hide and tease as you strip. A short dance combination will be taught. Large feather fan work will be briefly touched on.
    4) Flossy Fosse; Focus on the iconic dance stylization of popular 1950’s American musical theater. Hone in on the signature cabaret character, learning a short dance combination.
    5) Stage presence; Eye contact & engagement. Now that the group has been comfortable dancing with each other in the room, it’s time to make a connection with one another, to practice projecting their emotional intentions to a large audience.
    6) Floor work: Focus on flexibility and core strength to properly execute fluid movement on the floor. Across the floor exercises and a short dance combination will be taught.
    7) Floor work: Additional floor exercises and choreography review.
    8) Burlesque choreography using various elements learned in previous classes. Prop and sample costume pieces TBA.

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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  • Level 2 Poi Spinning – Postponed
    18:00 -19:00
    Apr/21/20-Jun/02/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!
    Leve 2 Poi Spinning
    Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    Let’s “get down” to business. In my first class, we touched on the basics. We went over the different planes, directions, and timing. We learned the 1.5, 2 and 3 beat weave, pendulums, windmills, stalls, stall chasers, butterfly, prayer wraps, different variations of flowers, and more. If you have a general understanding of most of these moves and want to continue your journey with poi – This class is for you! Through these 8 weeks, we will touch up on old moves and introduce a set of brand-new moves. We will also focus more on transitions to move from one thing to the next. I will introduce tosses, and well as a basic 2poi1hand introduction. I would love for you to continue your journey with me!
    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • Circus – Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/21/20-Jun/02/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    A Joyful Start in Circus Arts
    Tuesdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    A Joyful Start in Circus Arts is an easeful dip in the great spring that is Circus. We begin with balance, learning how to keep an object poised while on our palm, forearm, fingertip, and chin if you feel brave! Next we’ll learn contact juggling skills, a combination of balance and movement with your hands. Then it’s time to get airborne! We’ll focus one at a time on different objects for manipulation; how they move and fly. You’ll get to learn balls, rings, hoops, and real deal juggling clubs. After practicing 3 object juggling with of all these, we’ll conclude by stepping up to 4 object juggling for those who feel ready! You’ll leave this course with the ability to amaze with the objects at hand wherever you go!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • Ropedart – Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/21/20-Jun/02/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Realization of Ropedart
    Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    Realization of Ropedart is a journey through the many pathways and distances this prop travels! We will learn how to navigate about ourselves with the dart Spinning and Rotating, as well as transitioning between vertical and horizontal planes. You’ll understand rope length and how to handle all that slack. We’ll also integrate Shots from multiple body parts and how to aim them like a pro! Next we incorporate Spins and Wraps around the neck and waist to really pump up the flare. We tie it all together by learning how to build and break free of Empty Knots to stop the show!

    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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  • Level 1 Hoop Dance Postponed
    18:00 -19:00
    Apr/22/20-Jun/01/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Level 1 Hoop Dance w/ Erin!
    Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
    April 15 – June 3

    ROOM 105

    Class Philosophy: To have fun in a healthy, friendly and encouraging environment and to learn about, connect and be a part of the flow arts community.
    Other than picking up hooping skills, we will engage in the following areas:
    – Hoop Dance
    – Hoop as an extension of body and flow
    – Movement and Posture
    – Core Strength and Cardio Endurance
    – Body Awareness
    – Choreography and Performance
    – Setting goals and intentions – hooping outside of class
    – Moving towards the next level of hooping
    – Flow Community
    Hoops will be available to borrow in class and can be purchased from http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops so you can practice at home!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    Outline Summary
    – Body Hooping, hooping both directions, turning with the hoop, sustained spinning with the hoop.
    – Learning to move with hoop, arm and body expression, hoop pick-ups, hoop planes, stopping and starting hoop.
    – Moving off the body; round and rounds, figure 8s, helicopters, hand to hand passing, Z spins and wiggity woo.
    – Hand hooping, arm hooping, elbow hooping, hand transitions, hooping above the head (cowgirl), lasso, taking the hoop on and off the body, vortex.
    – Angle Hooping on the waist, hips and torso, turning on a diagonal plane, plus review of wk 2-4 this week!
    – Chest, shoulder, hips and knees.
    – Escalators, wedgies and transitions.
    – Chest rolls, back rolls and/or Isolations (TBD)

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *Hoops to practice with at home can be purchased at etsy.com/shop/unityhoops. If you would like a hoop, orders can be placed the first night of class.

  • Int / Adv Hoop Dance Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/22/20-May/31/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Int / Adv Hoop Dance w/ Jess
    Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
    April 15 – June 3
    ROOM 105

    Level up your hoop game with Jess! In this 8-week course, you will learn how to tap into your inner flow and unlock some fresh new hoop tricks. From rolls to coinflip variations, the series will cover a mix of single hoop and double hoop tech. If you’re an intermediate level hooper and are looking for some innovative techniques to incorporate into your flow, look no further!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *Hoops to practice with at home can be purchased at etsy.com/shop/unityhoops. If you would like a hoop, orders can be placed the first night of class.

  • Intro to Fire Fans Postponed
    20:00 -21:00
    Apr/22/20-Jun/01/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Intro to Fire Fans
    Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00pm
    April 15 – June 3
    ROOM 105

    A eloquent dance and a fiery tale, come learn the basics of fire fan spinning with me! Devotion to this practice will increase your overall strength and confidence through repetition and muscle memory. Performance based techniques are focused on in this intensive class. My Intention is to build your understanding of Core principles and Knowledge for your future fire spinning endeavors. Through personal motivation, practice, working in groups and Partner work, choreography will come to life by the end of the series.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    Week 1) How to hold your fans
    Week 2) Planes
    Week 3) Folds
    Week 4) Body Tracers
    Week 5) Turns
    Week 6) Wick Isolations
    Week 7) Spinning
    Week 8) Graduation day!

    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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  • Level 1 Burlesque Postponed
    18:30 -19:30
    Apr/27/20-Jun/09/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Sassy & Classy: Level 1 Burlesque w/ Delectable Daisy
    Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30pm
    April 13 – June 8

    **No class on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day**
    ROOM 204

    This beginner level series is for anyone looking to add dance technique to their Burlesque training. Burlesque movement is for everyBODY and can be an extremely healing, empowering and sexy journey!
    Classes will pair classic jazz moves with saucy burlesque expressions as we navigate basic dance skills and terminology. Each week will focus on a new, sassy combo while improving coordination, sense of rhythm and overall confidence!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 13 – June 8 (No class May 25) for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • All Levels Burlesque Postponed
    19:30 -20:30
    Apr/27/20-Jun/09/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Showgirl Ingenue: ALL LEVELS Burlesque w/ Di’Lovely
    Mondays, 7:30 – 8:30pm
    April 13 – June 8

    **No class Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day**
    ROOM 204

    Dance with Di’ Lovely in a special 8-part series. Review dance technique and foundations of burlesque, yet take it deeper with interactive exercises to propel a stronger stage presence. Di’ Lovely has been teaching various genres of dance for decades, and has been working in the professional burlesque circuit for many years. She’s headlined international festivals and competed at the Burlesque Hall of Fame! She is excited to share her experience and expert-tease, to cultivate more rising stars in our community.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 13 – June 8 (No Class May 25) for $120 (+ tax) which is $15 per class here:





    Or $20 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **The two class series deal is NOT $10 per class for this specific class. If you want to use this deal and include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.**

    1) Intro to basic dance technique and making it work in heels! In this first session, it is important to focus on body awareness, alignment, and grace. Across the floor combinations will be taught, featuring burlesque bump & grind and jazz dance foundations.
    2) Gloves & stocking peels and reveals. Group exercise activities to engage creative thinking and innovative ways to use these burlesque costume staples.
    3) Dancing with props; hand fan. Focus on using strength & flexibility of arms and wrists, using the small prop to hide and tease as you strip. A short dance combination will be taught. Large feather fan work will be briefly touched on.
    4) Flossy Fosse; Focus on the iconic dance stylization of popular 1950’s American musical theater. Hone in on the signature cabaret character, learning a short dance combination.
    5) Stage presence; Eye contact & engagement. Now that the group has been comfortable dancing with each other in the room, it’s time to make a connection with one another, to practice projecting their emotional intentions to a large audience.
    6) Floor work: Focus on flexibility and core strength to properly execute fluid movement on the floor. Across the floor exercises and a short dance combination will be taught.
    7) Floor work: Additional floor exercises and choreography review.
    8) Burlesque choreography using various elements learned in previous classes. Prop and sample costume pieces TBA.

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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  • Level 2 Poi Spinning – Postponed
    18:00 -19:00
    Apr/28/20-Jun/09/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!
    Leve 2 Poi Spinning
    Tuesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    Let’s “get down” to business. In my first class, we touched on the basics. We went over the different planes, directions, and timing. We learned the 1.5, 2 and 3 beat weave, pendulums, windmills, stalls, stall chasers, butterfly, prayer wraps, different variations of flowers, and more. If you have a general understanding of most of these moves and want to continue your journey with poi – This class is for you! Through these 8 weeks, we will touch up on old moves and introduce a set of brand-new moves. We will also focus more on transitions to move from one thing to the next. I will introduce tosses, and well as a basic 2poi1hand introduction. I would love for you to continue your journey with me!
    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • Circus – Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/28/20-Jun/09/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    A Joyful Start in Circus Arts
    Tuesdays, 8:00pm – 9:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    A Joyful Start in Circus Arts is an easeful dip in the great spring that is Circus. We begin with balance, learning how to keep an object poised while on our palm, forearm, fingertip, and chin if you feel brave! Next we’ll learn contact juggling skills, a combination of balance and movement with your hands. Then it’s time to get airborne! We’ll focus one at a time on different objects for manipulation; how they move and fly. You’ll get to learn balls, rings, hoops, and real deal juggling clubs. After practicing 3 object juggling with of all these, we’ll conclude by stepping up to 4 object juggling for those who feel ready! You’ll leave this course with the ability to amaze with the objects at hand wherever you go!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

  • Ropedart – Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/28/20-Jun/09/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Realization of Ropedart
    Tuesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
    April 14 – June 2
    ROOM 105

    Realization of Ropedart is a journey through the many pathways and distances this prop travels! We will learn how to navigate about ourselves with the dart Spinning and Rotating, as well as transitioning between vertical and horizontal planes. You’ll understand rope length and how to handle all that slack. We’ll also integrate Shots from multiple body parts and how to aim them like a pro! Next we incorporate Spins and Wraps around the neck and waist to really pump up the flare. We tie it all together by learning how to build and break free of Empty Knots to stop the show!

    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 14 – June 2 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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  • Level 1 Hoop Dance Postponed
    18:00 -19:00
    Apr/29/20-Jun/08/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Level 1 Hoop Dance w/ Erin!
    Wednesdays, 6:00 – 7:00pm
    April 15 – June 3

    ROOM 105

    Class Philosophy: To have fun in a healthy, friendly and encouraging environment and to learn about, connect and be a part of the flow arts community.
    Other than picking up hooping skills, we will engage in the following areas:
    – Hoop Dance
    – Hoop as an extension of body and flow
    – Movement and Posture
    – Core Strength and Cardio Endurance
    – Body Awareness
    – Choreography and Performance
    – Setting goals and intentions – hooping outside of class
    – Moving towards the next level of hooping
    – Flow Community
    Hoops will be available to borrow in class and can be purchased from http://etsy.com/shop/unityhoops so you can practice at home!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    Outline Summary
    – Body Hooping, hooping both directions, turning with the hoop, sustained spinning with the hoop.
    – Learning to move with hoop, arm and body expression, hoop pick-ups, hoop planes, stopping and starting hoop.
    – Moving off the body; round and rounds, figure 8s, helicopters, hand to hand passing, Z spins and wiggity woo.
    – Hand hooping, arm hooping, elbow hooping, hand transitions, hooping above the head (cowgirl), lasso, taking the hoop on and off the body, vortex.
    – Angle Hooping on the waist, hips and torso, turning on a diagonal plane, plus review of wk 2-4 this week!
    – Chest, shoulder, hips and knees.
    – Escalators, wedgies and transitions.
    – Chest rolls, back rolls and/or Isolations (TBD)

    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *Hoops to practice with at home can be purchased at etsy.com/shop/unityhoops. If you would like a hoop, orders can be placed the first night of class.

  • Int / Adv Hoop Dance Postponed
    19:00 -20:00
    Apr/29/20-Jun/07/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Int / Adv Hoop Dance w/ Jess
    Wednesdays, 7:00 – 8:00pm
    April 15 – June 3
    ROOM 105

    Level up your hoop game with Jess! In this 8-week course, you will learn how to tap into your inner flow and unlock some fresh new hoop tricks. From rolls to coinflip variations, the series will cover a mix of single hoop and double hoop tech. If you’re an intermediate level hooper and are looking for some innovative techniques to incorporate into your flow, look no further!

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:




    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:




    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.
    *Hoops to practice with at home can be purchased at etsy.com/shop/unityhoops. If you would like a hoop, orders can be placed the first night of class.

  • Intro to Fire Fans Postponed
    20:00 -21:00
    Apr/29/20-Jun/08/20
    2650 Truxtun Rd, San Diego, CA 92106, USA

    Due to COVID-19 and shelter in place order being extended to April 30 (at the least) all Spring classes are postponed. Hopefully we will do them this summer instead! Stay tuned! Hope you’re all safe & healthy out there!

    Intro to Fire Fans
    Wednesdays, 8:00 – 9:00pm
    April 15 – June 3
    ROOM 105

    A eloquent dance and a fiery tale, come learn the basics of fire fan spinning with me! Devotion to this practice will increase your overall strength and confidence through repetition and muscle memory. Performance based techniques are focused on in this intensive class. My Intention is to build your understanding of Core principles and Knowledge for your future fire spinning endeavors. Through personal motivation, practice, working in groups and Partner work, choreography will come to life by the end of the series.

    Sign up for all 8 weeks, from April 15 – June 3 for $96 (+ tax) here:





    Or $15 (+ tax) drop-in, sign up here:





    **Sign up for ANY TWO class SERIES for $160 total ($10 per class)** here. If you want to use this deal to include ALL LEVELS BURLESQUE please email unityhoopdance@gmail.com.




    Week 1) How to hold your fans
    Week 2) Planes
    Week 3) Folds
    Week 4) Body Tracers
    Week 5) Turns
    Week 6) Wick Isolations
    Week 7) Spinning
    Week 8) Graduation day!

    When graduation day comes around, you’ll be ready to light it up! On the last day of class we will meet at an outdoor location to light up our props. We will go over safety procedure and protocol. Basically everything you need to know about dancing with fire!

    *There must be 10 people per class signed up for these classes to run.
    *There are no refunds unless the class is canceled by Unity Hoops.

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